August 5, 2015
Results for: transport
  • 09/06/2015 | Argentina

    UTA says strike 'total'

    Secretary General of the UTA transport union Roberto Fernández said the strike’s turnout was “total” across the country, considering today’s action has been “provoked" by a government "that does not listen to us.”

  • 08/06/2015 | Argentina

    UTA ratifies general strike starting midnight

    The UTA transport union today ratified a 24-hour general strike to begin at midnight which will disrupt transport services.

  • 09/06/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition unions stage 24-hour strike; leftists lead roadblocks

    A nationwide 24-hour strike led by opposition transport workers unions took effect from 12:01 am. The lack of public transportation and early road blocks led by leftist parties today paralysed much of the City.

  • 12/05/2015 | Argentina

    Transport unions call for June walkout

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    'FpV consolidates at national level'

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo was among the first Kirchnerite leaders to arrive in the Victory Front (FpV) party bunker waiting for the outcomes of Sunday’s elections.

  • 25/03/2015 | Argentina

    UTA transport union ratifies March 31 strike

    Secretary General of the UTA transport union Roberto Fernández has ratified the sector’s decision to strike on Tuesday 31, warning the only thing that could make workers go back on the protest action was a government decision to change Argentina’s income tax scheme.

  • 31/03/2015 | Argentina

    General strike leaves City deserted

    Transport workers and allied groups from both pro- and anti-government umbrella unions shut down much of the City of Buenos Aires with a general strike, which brought public transport to a standstill and forced many businesses to close for 24 hours.

  • 31/03/2015 | Argentina

    'Most workers do not want to strike'

  • 27/11/2014 | Argentina

    After early-morning walkout, transport unions resume services

    Train and bus lines were slowly normalising services following a 3-hour walkout that affected early commuters since 4 am on Thursday. Flights at the Aeroparque airport will begin to take off at around 11.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano predicts 'many' bus drivers will join walkout, warns against violence

    Although the UTA transport union said it will not be joining Thursday’s general strike, the head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation considered some bus drivers might be walking off their jobs tomorrow.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Meeting with transport unions was positive’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government’s meeting with representatives of various trade unions in the transport sector was “positive,” despite unionists considering possible strikes after no deal was reached.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't questions transport strike, pickets

    Transport workers' walkout and pickets hamper the "legitimate right to strike," the head of ministers has warned ahead of the protest action called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT for tomorrow.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    Domestic flights' tariffs increase by 12%

    The federal government has approved a new tariff table for domestic flights involving a 12-percent average rise to become effective as for tomorrow. "It is necessary to authorize the new tariff table in order to guarantee commercial flights public service," the text reads.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    Higher fares for domestic flights effective tomorrow

    The Transport Office has authorized a new fare scheme for domestic flights that will become enforced tomorrow, setting reference prices and a two-type maximum tariff for services en route from Buenos Aires and Córdoba to different cities in the country.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    Railways & Justice or Argentine slowness

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    In the life of all societies there are facts, decisions and state policies which can only be measured with the passage of time. Some people can think through them to see the consequences, and announcing them is often a question of daily politics but the real results of those decisions are often only seen many years afterwards.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo slams striking train workers: 'I am sick of them'

    A sudden train workers strike on the San Martín and Belgrano Sur lines in Buenos Aires provoked the ire of Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, who vowed that he would not tolerate the union's "undignified attitude".

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t plans to cut subsidies on transport companies which join Thursday's strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced public transport companies will see their subsidies reduced if they join a nationwide strike called by the opposition trade union umbrella headed by teamster Hugo Moyano.

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers' strike reaches 48 hours, negotiations at standstill

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) have ratified a strike action that has left hundreds of passengers stranded at the country’s bus stations for two days.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Jaime: 'I'm not a victim of a political persecution'

    Former Transport Secretary Ricardo Jaime today appeared before federal judge Claudio Bonadío at Retiro courthouse to ratify his current address as he was requested.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates new Metrobus line

    "The Metrobus is and will be the transport system of the future," Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said when he officially inaugurated the Metrobus line on 9 de Julio Avenue.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    'CB is not restricting provinces' access to dollars'

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo affirmed today that the Central Bank did not present “any kind of restriction” on provinces’ access to dollars, because they issued bonds respecting foreign policies.

  • 20/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Public transport hikes will always be reasonable'

    After the new hikes on bus and train fares was made official by the national government today, Planning and Transport minister Florencio Randazzo assured that fare hikes instated would always be “reasonable” for the public.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    'A subway price hike will force people to use other transport'

    In the meeting led by Interior and Transport Minister today, there was no consensus over city transport fares. Randazzo criticized Mauricio Macri’s plans to raise subway fares and said a hike “will force people to use other modes of transport.”

  • 31/08/2012 | Argentina

    Official charged in Once train crash case resigns

    The under-secretary of the Transport Secretary's Regulation department, Antonio Sícaro, tendered his resignation after the families of the victims of the Once train crash tragedy rejected his designation.

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    Rail transport official asked to step down

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo made changes in the transport sector today putting forward a request for Under Secretary for Rail Transport Antonio Luna to step down, which was approved.

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    City, national officials meet over final details of new city transport agency

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo met this morning with Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires City Government’s Minister Emilio Monzó in order to tie up the final details regarding the new City Transport Agency being created jointly by the national, provincial and local administrations.

  • 05/08/2012 | Argentina

    Transport fare hikes for SUBE non-users into effect today

    A massive transport fare hike will take effect as of today for commuters who don’t have/use the universal Electronic Ticket Single System, also known as SUBE top-up card in Spanish. Meanwhile, SUBE users will continue to pay the current fare values in buses and trains.

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    After ten-day strike, subway service resumes

    All six lines of the subway and the Premetro overground tram service were resumed today following a ten-day union strike that had paralyzed transport across Buenos Aires City.

  • 30/08/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo: SUBE users to have extra credit if they run out of money

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced new measures and updates in regards to the use of the SUBE transport top-up card system, at the Government House.

  • 13/06/2012 | Argentina

    Transport tri-party entity agrees on creating 'specialists committee'

    The highest ranking transport officials in the National, provincial and City governments met for the first time on Wednesday in order to discuss common policies in the metropolitan areas and agreed to create a specialists committee in order to define “methodologies and goals.”

  • 24/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't announces AR$800 mln investment plan for Sarmiento trainline

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo said today that the Government is to “invest $800 million pesos within the next year” in order to renew the Sarmiento trainline.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't unveils details of transport subsidies

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo was giving a press conference this morning, in order to announce the distribution of subsidies on bus and train travel in Buenos Aires City and the rest of the country's provinces.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    UCR to back public transport transfer to BA City

    UCR Senator Gerardo Morales anticipated today that the Radical Party will vote in favour of the Subway, Pre-metro and Puerto Madero trams, and 33 bus lines transfer bill that was clear for debate by the Senate during yesterday’s heat-up special Upper House committees session.  

  • 03/04/2012 | Argentina

    Transport Secretary, City Gov't crossfire over subway transfer

    The City and National Governments once bickered over the subway transfer. Transport Secretary Alejandro Ramos called for the Mauricio Macri’s administration “to comply with the law,” while Deputy Mayor María Eugenia Vidal assured the transfer must be agreed upon between Macri and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

  • 07/06/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls Scioli, Macri to discuss City transport

    After taking charge of the Transport Secretariat, which was yesterday transferred to the Interior Ministry, Florencio Randazzo called Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli and City Mayor Mauricio Macri to a meeting to discuss the creation of an tri-party organization to coordinate transport services in the Metropolitan area.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Schiavi is in good health,' Government says

    National Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi, “finds himself in good health,” after he was hospitalized yesterday suffering from chest pains, officials informed.

  • 03/03/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't again puts off announcement of new bus and train fares

    The National Government once again failed to announce what the new tariffs for bus and train services were going to be for Buenos Aires city transport.

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK receives new Transport Secretary in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met at Olivos presidential residence with the new Transport Secretary Alejandro Ramos, who will have to face several pending issues, among them, the Once train crash.

  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't postpones bus, train tariff hike until March 3

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi gave a press conference this morning in which the announcement of new bus/train tariffs for those individuals the national government decides not to subsidy was highly expected, but instead the official announced that the deadline for getting SUBE cards was extended until March 2, and revealed that "SUBE holders will keep current tariffs until we study how to re-direction subsidies."

  • 16/02/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't cuts subsidies on premium bus services

    The Transport Secretariat, conducted by Juan Pablo Schiavi, has taken away all subsidies on premium bus services working in both Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires areas, as it was published today in the country's Official Gazette.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Transport Secretary checks into clinic with chest pains

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi was hospitalized this morning at the Fleni Clinic in the City neighbourhood of Colegiales after suffering from chest pains early this morning after having arrived to his office at the Planning Ministry.

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    Transport leaders say 'no deal' reached over Xmas bonus

    The powerful Truckers’ Union, led by CGT leader Hugo Moyano confirmed on Wednesday that they had succeeded in negotiating a $2,500 pesos Christmas bonus, which would be paid in two installments. However, a representative from one of the transport associations involved in negotiations denied the accord and called for them to be postponed until “late January or early February.”

  • 13/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't considers applying 'differential' bus and train rates

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi reiterated today that the Government will not increase the price of bus and train fares by a large amount, but further admitted that they are looking at applying “differential rates” for those with less economic resources.

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    'SUBE outlets now open until 7pm,' Schiavi

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi announced today that oulets offering SUBE electronic-cards will extend their working hours until 7pm as “the demand has increased by 300 percent.”

  • 29/01/2011 | Argentina

    Tourism boom: 3.2 million vehicles expected on roads over weekend

    The touristic changeover for the summer holidays began on Friday as the traffic flow built up along the motorways, while the Metropolitan airport filled up as Retiro central bus station. Authorities reported that they expect “about 3 million, two hundred thousand cars on motorway routes” over the weekend.

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't to analyse individuals' incomes to grant transport subsidies, Schiavi says

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi confirmed today that subsidy cutbacks on public transportation will follow the same policies applied for utilities such as water, gas and electricity, in that the government will analyse individuals' incomes to determine who deserves them.

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    Banks remain closed today

    Banks in Buenos Aires remained closed today while subway, train and buses services were operating with a special schedule, in line with a holiday put in place by the national government.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    London transport strikes haunt lead-up to Olympics

    A looming threat of strikes in the lead up to the Olympic Games continued to haunt London transport, as the tubeline trade union that represents hundreds of workers on the London Underground rejected today an 850 pound bonus offered to them for this year’s Games, stating that the work conditions were “unacceptable.”

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    Snow disrupts transport across northwestern Europe

    An overnight snowstorm in northwestern Europe forced the closure of Frankfurt Airport, caused record traffic jams in Belgium, and left British and French drivers sleeping in their cars.

  • 21/06/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's President Rousseff pledges to maintain order

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Friday to maintain order on the streets, condemning the acts of violence and vandalism that have marred the country's largest protest in 20 years and promising security forces would defend public property.

  • 21/06/2013 | Latin America

    Backlash grows against Brazilian protests after violence

    A popular backlash against Brazil's nationwide protests took hold after widespread rioting overnight, as even the leftist group at the movement's core said it was done organizing marches for now because of growing discord and violence.

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